Kavita Ramanan

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Kavita Ramanan

Kavita Ramanan is a probability theorist who works as a professor of applied mathematics at Brown University.

Ramanan won the Erlang Prize of the Applied Probability Society of INFORMS in 2006.[1] She was elected as a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 2013,[2] and elected to the 2018 class of fellows of the American Mathematical Society.[3] She gave the 2015 Medallion lecture for the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, on "Infinite-dimensional scaling limits of stochastic networks".[4]

Ramanan is the daughter of Indian algebraic geometer S. Ramanan. She earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 1992. She completed her Ph.D. in applied mathematics at Brown University in 1996.[5] Her dissertation, supervised by Paul Dupuis, was Construction and Large Deviation Analysis of Constrained Processes, with Applications to Communication Networks.[6] After postdoctoral studies at the Technion, she worked at Bell Labs from 1997 to 2002, and as a faculty member in mathematical sciences at Carnegie Mellon University from 2002 to 2009. She returned to Brown as a faculty member in 2010.[5]


  1. ^ Erlang Prize, INFORMS, retrieved 2017-11-03
  2. ^ "Ramanan named IMS Fellow", News from Brown, Brown University, April 25, 2013, retrieved 2017-11-04
  3. ^ 2018 Class of the Fellows of the AMS, American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2017-11-03
  4. ^ "Medallion Lecture preview: Kavita Ramanan", IMS Bulletin, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, May 17, 2015, retrieved 2017-11-04
  5. ^ a b Curriculum vitae (PDF), retrieved 2017-11-04
  6. ^ Kavita Ramanan at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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